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Faces for May 11, 2014 - page 2

Cricket Magazine announced Paavo Passi of Duluth received an honorable mention in the January Cricket League art competition. Entrants were asked to submit a drawing of a medieval fantasy. Passi is a student at Lester Park Elementary and is the son of Peter Passi and Jill Hinners. 1 / 4
Rotary grants committee chairman David Noelle (right) presents a check to Char Kerelko of Kids Closet of Duluth. Kids Closet has provided free winter wear and clothes to low-income students living in Duluth for 32 years. 2 / 4
Maude Dornfeld (left), executive director of Life House accepts a check to install security updates to a Life House facility. Life House is the only drop-in center for homeless youth in Duluth. 3 / 4
David Damiano (left), executive director of Damiano Center, accepts a check to help pay for materials and supplies for the center's Kids' Cafe program that provides nutritious meals and educational activities that promote healthy lifestyles to children of low-income families in the Duluth Central Hillside neighborhood. 4 / 4

Learning notes

* The University of Wisconsin-Stout announced Matthew Klopatek of Butternut received a $1,000 scholarship from the Twin Cities division of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. The scholarship is awarded to students in an accredited supply chain management program in the Midwest who have a high grade-point average, participate in extracurricular activities, excel in supply chain- related courses, are recommended by a professor in their major and plan to pursue a career in supply chain management. Klopatek graduates in May with a degree in supply chain management.

* Miller-Dwan Auxilliary awarded $1,500 scholarships to Mariah Berner and Courtney Brostrom. Berner, a senior at Duluth East High School, plans to attend the University of Minnesota Twin Cities to pursue a degree in biology and psychology. Brostrom, a senior at Hermantown High School, plans to attend Bethel University to pursue a degree in biokinetics.

* Chris Caine of Duluth will perform with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Trombone Ensemble at the 2014 International Trombone Festival June 4-7 in Rochester, N.Y. A panel of International Trombone Association judges selected the ensemble from a submitted performance recording. The International Trombone Festival is an annual event featuring concerts, recitals and master classes from world-renowned trombonists as well as the opportunity to perform for each other.

* Denfeld graduate Andy Switzer was one of 40 U.S. students selected to attend the Project Pengyou conference at Harvard University celebrating international cooperation between the U.S. and China. Switzer and Kyle Obermann, both seniors at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., were inspired by the conference to form the first national chapter of Project Pengyou, which means “Project Friendship” in English. They hope to collaborate with other schools, beginning with Carleton College in Northfield, Minn.

* The University of Northwestern in St. Paul announced Joshua Nelson of Two Harbors will participate in the Northwestern Choir Tour 2014 to Czech Republic and Hungary from May 20 to June 2. Nelson, the son of Scott and Julie Nelson, is a 2012 graduate of Two Harbor High School and is pursuing a degree in health sciences.

* Rachel Pollock of Butternut performed in the spring musical “110 in the Shade” at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in early April. Pollock is pursuing a degree in psychology.